The first promotional video for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Love Live! School Idol Project Movie was streamed on Monday. The video itself highlights many of the bonuses that will be bundled with the limited edition Blu-ray release. In addition to the the 102 minute film, there will be: a fast track ticket for μ’s next live concert, a short novel, a CD of a new original song by μ’s, a bonus Blu-ray video of the 2015 μ’s Fan Metting Tour, a special 28 page booklet, a limited Loveca+ card, a unique code for Love Live! School Idol Festival, uncredited Ending theme and promotional videos, and a special disc case designed by character designer Murota Yuhei. The limited edition Blu-ray will retail for ¥9,800 (US$82.340).
Love Live! The School Idol Movie will be out in Japan on Blu-ray and DVD on December 15th.
Here is the cover for the Blu-ray release:
The normal Blu-ray release costs ¥6,800 ($57.20) and will include:
- The 102 minute film
- A 4 page special booklet
- Uncredited Ending theme and promotional videos
- A special disc sleeve designed by character designer Murota Yuhei
The main cast of the anime includes:
- Honoka Kousaka, who is voiced by Emi Nitta (Rikka Morizono from Da Capo III)
- Umi Sonoda, voiced by Suzuko Mimori (Mimori Tougou from Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru)
- Kotori Minami, voiced by the lovely Aya Uchida (Arin Kannazuki from Trinity Seven)
- Nico Yazawa, voiced by Sora Tokui (Nero Yuzurizaki from Tantei Opera Milky Holmes)
- Hanayo Koizumi, who is voiced by Yurika Kubo (Hiyori Moritani in Kotoura-san)
- Nozomi Toujou, voiced by Aina Kusuda (Suuko from Million Doll)
- Eri Ayase, who is voiced by Yoshino Nanjo (Kokoro Akechi from Tantei Opera Milky Holmes)
- Maki Nishikino, who is voiced by Hori Eriko (First Major Role)
- Rin Hoshizora, who is voiced by Riho Iida (Kana Uehara from Re-Kan!)
The production team includes:
- Director: Kyougoku Takahiko (Love Live! School Idol Project)
- Character Designs: Murota Yuuhei (Love Live! School Idol Project)
- Scripts: Hanada Jukki (Love Live! School Idol Project, Kyoukai no Kanata)
- Art Directors: Okazaki Erika (Psycho-Pass, The [email protected] Background Artist) and Moriyasu Yasunao (Ginga e Kickoff!!, Pokemon: The Origin)
- Music Composition: Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Love Live! School Idol Project, Akuma no Riddle)
- Production Studio: Sunrise (Code Geass, Gintama)
Love Live! School Idol Project Movie synopsis from Official Website:
The story of the film begins after the events of the second season, at the graduation ceremony of the third-year students. Knowing that the graduation of the third-year members means the end of μ’s, the nine girls take a walk around the school filled with memories. However, when the students attempt to leave the school gates, a single email is sent to them, and the curtain on a new story for μ’s begins.
Love Live! School Idol Project is an original anime produced by Sunrise studios that aired in January 2013. The conception of the anime project was started in 2010 by Dengeki G’s Magazine. The editors wanted parts of the project to be heavily influenced by fans, parts such as the costumes, hairstyles and names of the idols. While this project was taking place, a manga of the project called Love Live!, written and illustrated by Sakurako Kimino and Arumi Tokita, began serializing. An anime series soon premiered, followed by an app and an OVA. The second season titled Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season aired from April 6, 2014 to June 29, 2014 for a total of 13 episodes.
Otonokizaka High School stands on the border of three cities: Akihabara—a pop culture mecca that’s evolving by the minute; Kanda—a conservative, cultured city where history and tradition reign supreme; and Jinbo—a quiet area reserved for a more mature, sophisticated population. Amidst this culture clash, the school now faces closure due to the enrollment of fewer and fewer students.
With the school planning to close within three years, nine female students come together with one thing in mind—form a pop idol group to revive the school’s popularity and keep it from shutting down. “In order to protect our beloved school, there’s only one thing we can do… become pop stars!”